ONE of the Bromley’s best loved painters has decided her latest exhibition will be her last major show.
On display in Bromley Central Library until September 18 are some 80 paintings which Edith Ransford has created over the past 30 years.
They include familiar scenes like Kelsey Park in Beckenham and Bromley High Street and have been very successful so far with scores of people through the doors to see the watercolours and buy her new calendar.
Despite the success the artist has decided this will be the last time she does such a big show and in future will be staging smaller exhibitions in West Wickham, Chislehurst and Beckenham libraries.
Mrs Ransford said: “I’m 88 now and it is a lot of work.
“I cannot lift the pictures to hang them anymore and so my family and friends give me a lot of help.”
She says over the years she has always had a mixed reaction to her artworks: “Some people look at my pictures and are taken by them but people who want something really artistic are really disappointed.
“A lot of people think what I do isn’t art and I’m not an artist.
“I do what is there in front of me but I improve it.
“I really like scenes which are dramatic and colourful.”
Many of Mrs Ransford’s favourite pictures are collected together in a 2014 calendar and available to buy for £6.99 at Bromley Central Library.